Lasell Softball debuts new trip, coach Reply

Zachary Gray & Brianna Robbins – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

As spring break gives students a week off from Lasell, the softball team looks to continue its work on the field. In previous seasons the team has traveled to Florida for a week of softball. This year the team will make the trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Junior captain Santina Antoshak says the change in destination makes no changes in preparation. “It’s the same thing,” said Antoshak.
“We have the same amount of games. It’s just at a different place.”

Lasell will play nine games down in Myrtle Beach, including games against Rutgers-Newark, Guilford College, Grinnell College, and the University of Rio Grande. Lasell kicks off the spring trip on March 18 with a triple-header.

“We are definitely going to improve from last year to this year,” said junior Courtney Moen. “I am excited to see the changes.”

One of the bigger changes this year will be the addition new head coach Lindsay DeStefano. DeStefano most recently served as the head coach for Massachusetts Maritime Academy from 2010-2012. She was an assistant softball coach at Emmanuel College prior
to her time at Mass Maritime.

DeStefano is a 2008 graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She was both the Lions’ captain and team MVP as a senior and was a three-time all-Great Northeast Athletic Conference, National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-Regional, and New England Softball Coaches Association all-star selection. DeStefano earned her master’s degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in 2010.

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